Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Snowy Tuesday


Aaaahhh, one of the joys of living in Nova Scotia is SNOW in winter! It gives me the perfect guilt-free excuse for indoor paper play!

Impression Obsession designers are previewing some of the beautiful new release stamps this week. For your chance to win some IO stampin' dollars, visit here to read all about it.

My very favourite new stamps are the cover-a-card damask and reverse damask (both of which I've used today) ...love love LOVE these stamps! At 5.75 inches square, the cover-a-card stamps are whoppers, so versatile, and so easy to use with IO's Mega Mount...just rock the image gently on your cardstock...perfect image every time.

I paired the background stamp with some of the new sentiments due to be released at CHA this month. I was tickled pink to see the large quantity of sentiment stamps in this release. You can see ALL the new releases right here.

For this card, I stamped the cover-a-card damask with black Versafine Ink, and thermal embossed with clear embossing powder. I used one of the new sentiments, paired with an older IO image (this is "Lucille..." doesn't she have the prettiest eyes?) Lucille meets the current Alphabet Challenge ("L" is for ladies), and the Wee Memories challenge (free theme). I glue the layers on my cards with Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™, and I use Tulip® Glam it Up™ Iron On Crystals™ on most of my cards...just for that wee bit of bling... glued on with Aleene's® Paper Glaze™ (iLovetoCreate™).



I used the same techniques on this card, which I paired with one of the new sentiment stamps. I used Card Patterns Sketch # 99 for this one.


I'm really enjoying all the new sentiment and image stamps related to books and reading over at IO! I meet regularly with card making friends for paper play, and we each created bookmarks this session...again, using this fabulous new stamp!

I hope you'll have time to stop by the Impression Obsession blog for details of how to win some of the new IO stamps, and to see the beautiful things created by the other designers today.


Finally, I created this last card to meet the Created by Hand (anniversary and/or paper piecing) and Secret Crafters (it's a couple thing) challenges. I used another new cover-a-card stamp from Impression Obsession, paired with an older snow people image and one of my very favourite stamps from Quietfire Design.



Thanks so much for visiting today. I'll stop by your place too, if I have a link. I wish you a delightful day!

42 comments:

Marilyn said...

I love snowmen. Thanks for the really cute image.

Miranda said...

Wow, what a classy cards! Love those Damask backgrounds, on my wishlist! Greetz, Miranda

Robyn said...

sweet hart card- great use of that quote and the paper piecing- I like the fancy tag too.
hey- it's a great card
Thanks for sharing with created byhand

Sandra said...

what fun projects - that is a stunning background stamp.
Sandra ltb

SusanHnSC said...

I'm so happy there are new words/phrases! And love these black and white cards - beautiful!

Celeste said...

Very nice cards and bookmarks. I love the images you chose. Your background stamp is very elegant on your card. The sentiment on the bookmark is wonderful and I love how you put the pearls on the strings. Your snow people are so cute. I really am lovin' those cover a card stamps. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

very cool! Love the papers and the projects!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah!

I love your beautiful cards, especially the damask cover-a-card. I can see myself glittering or flocking that!


Penny H

Shirley said...

Very creative, Deb!!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful cards love those damask stamps they really make a gorgeous BG.Thanks for sharing.
Marilyn

Paula said...

very elegant cards

BunnyFreak said...

Love the damask stamp. You really put it through its paces.

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a fabulous pair and a gorgeous creation, thank you for playing along with the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

bethann d said...

luuuuve them.

Wanda H said...

All beautiful, Deborah!!!

okienurse said...

WOW! Simply stunning. I love black, white, and red together. Thanks for sharing.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So sweet!

Thanks for joining our "It's a couple thing" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Kathy Vogel said...

I love that damask background. You're right. Lucille does have beautiful eyes. The snowmen rubbing noses are adorable.

Cathy A said...

Those damask stamps ARE devine!!!! Love what you have created with them.

nise said...

I really like the damask stamps and what you created with them. LOVE the bookmark! I am so happy to see the books and sentiments, too. Thanks for sharing. You are always an inspiration.

Vic said...

I love your cards, the damask is the perfect background.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Barbara said...

Those damask cards are luscious!

Shar said...

All fabulous!

Pamela Bagdonas said...

NEAT, I use a lot of black and white. great job....

SherylH said...

Beautiful cards Deborah -- I particularly like the black/white simplicity of the 'Warm Wishes' card. Those two damasks are wonderful backgrounds.

Katie said...

I love the black/white damask background. It looks so sophisticated. Fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

Katie

Anne Thompson said...

Beautiful...love the black and white! Gotta get that damask stamp! Anne, yourmainestamper

jennifer B. said...

Beautiful cards. Love both.

Curlybear said...

Wow elegant card I love monochromatic cards,
thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 118: Its A Couple Thing,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

Gilda said...

Love your cards - and bookmark.

Anonymous said...

beautiful projects! i love using the cover-a-card stamps! this damask is very elegant!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast dot net

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh these are Beautiful!
So elegant and fun! Love this release how there is such a variety!
And the sentiments as well. I am in a bookclub and that stamp that you used for the bookmark would be perfect!
Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the snow and guilt free crafting day!:)

Blessings,
Mary

Nellie Foley said...

I'm loving all the cover the card backgrounds! Your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing:)

MA said...

Stunning..The new stamps just keep getting better-the Damask stamps are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Anonymous said...

What outstanding cards! I love, love, love, black, white and red cards especially. They are all beautiful and I love the book marker also. Thanks for sharing your ideas with me.

Joan
MN

NancyK said...

What elegant cards - this background is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Such carefully planned and placed pieces enhance all you have focused on a frequent use sentiment. Well done.
Keep Looking UP!
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Anonymous said...

That handsome white on black bookmark will be a solid addition to a gentleman's or lady's library collection. What a sentiment choice!
mt23stamperatyahoo

Judy said...

Lovely cards and bookmark! Love the damask backgrounds and the combination of black and white! Very elegant!

Ola said...

Gorgeous.... I'm loving the damask cover a card!! I love to read & that is the perfect bookmark!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

Wow - your cards are gorgeous, especially with the black/red/white combo effect!

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards and tag.